Carrier Class Green Infrastructure has launched a solar-powered device charging product called the ConnecTable which is now being deployed on college campuses across the US.
The electronic device charging stations first appeared at the flagship AT&T store in Mexico City and are now being deployed at various locations across the US, especially on college campuses. The charging stations consist of outdoor tables with a solar panel canopy that allows students to access the internet, recharge their phones and computers while they are doing their classwork. The tables are built from structural steel with a sleek architectural look and can be located anywhere, without requiring access to electrical outlets.
As well as making a bold green statement about a campus or corporate facility, the tables fit well into the work and lifestyle choices of people who like to get out of the classroom or office and work outside in natural light and good weather. They are equipped with USB and 120V charging capabilities topped with commercial-grade, high-power solar panels designed and manufactured for a long service life and requiring little to no maintenance. The 100 percent fabricated structured steel base construction delivers resistance to wind conditions up to 90 mph.
ConnecTable has been designed to meet the increasing consumer demand for outdoor mobile device charging in public spaces, in a world that relies on constant connectivity. Currently, public areas with little to zero access to the grid are often underutilised. It can also perform reliably overnight and through multiple overcast and inclement weather.
Modern students never leave home without their cell phones. Indeed, according to a Salesforce, 2014 Mobile Behavior report, the average 18-24 year old spends five hours per day just on their smartphone. This means that during a long day on campus, most students will need to recharge their devices. Many campus buildings across the country are becoming outdated, and lack sufficient outlets even inside classrooms for student charging needs.
The ConnecTable will also act as a green statement during campus tours, attracting the attention of visitors to the school.
Image: ConnecTable at Chapman University, California (Carrier Class Green Infrastructure)